booger

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Etymology 1[edit]

Alteration of the English dialectal words buggard, boggart (bug + ard) or boggard

Noun[edit]

booger (plural boogers)

  1. (US) A piece of solid or semisolid mucus in or removed from the nostril
  2. something suggestive of this material
    • 2017 July 7, Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, “The ambitious War For The Planet Of The Apes ends up surrendering to formula”, in The Onion AV Club[1]:
      The latter is discovered by Caesar, Maurice, and their compadres living in a crumbling, snow-packed ski lodge, its antler chandeliers hung with boogers of ice in a mockery of humanity’s pretensions of alpha-predator-hood.
  3. (US, slang) A thing; especially a problematic or difficult thing.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From boogie board.

Noun[edit]

booger (plural boogers)

  1. (surfing, slang, mildly derogatory) bodyboarder
    Watch the local boogers charge it!

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